Wednesday, March 29, 2017
W.O.C.K On Vinyl: Elliot Goblet - Friday On My Mind (1989)
Before things get too serious here at Rock On Vinyl, I thought it might be fun to post a song / album at the end of each month, that could be categorized as being either Weird, Obscure, Crazy or just plain Korny.
Elliot Goblet is a character created by the Australian comedian Jack Levi.
Elliot Goblet is one of Australia's most original comedy characters and he is renowned for his deadpan delivery of classic one-liners - his style can draw comparisons with that of the American comic Steven Wright. He started out with round glasses and a goatee beard but later removed the beard.
Created with assistance from Australian comedy guru Pete Crofts, the Goblet character launched into the comedy scene with numerous TV performances on Hey Hey It's Saturday, The Eleventh Hour, Statesmen of Comedy and many other Australian TV variety and sketch shows. He recorded an ARIA award nominated CD Internally Berserk, wrote a bestselling book Business According To Goblet and appeared in short films and also the feature film Fat Pizza: The Movie. A real highlight of Elliot Goblet's career was the hosting of the Qantas comedy audio program on all Qantas flights worldwide.Levi as Elliot Goblet has done live appearances all over Australia as well as in seven other countries including The United States and United Kingdom. Currently, apart from doing the odd public performance or wedding, most of his work is at corporate events as a performer or MC.
Along with Goblet’s 2000 ARIA nominated album 'Internally Berserk', Elliot has released a bestselling book ‘Business According To Goblet’ containing heavily nonsense coated business advice.
Goblet released his tribute comedy parody of the Easybeat's hit "Friday On My Mind" in 1989, released on Avenue Records, and his accompanying video clip was probably the first time that a 'meerkat' had featured on the big screen, some 27 years before CompareTheMarket.com made them famous!
"Friday on my Mind" was later made available on Goblet's 'Greatest Bits' album, released in 2015.
So, this month's Wock On Vinyl post pays tribute to an Aussie comedian who can put a Crazy, Korny spin on just about anything, without blinking an eyelid. The B-Side is a disco track "You Get Me So Exited" which sees Goblet ramping it up a notch. As he says "I'm totally out of control and I can't fight it"
Ripped from vinyl in MP3 (320kps) format and comes with cover artwork and label scans
Elliot Goblet - Friday On My Mind (16Mb)